Global health funding soars, boosted by unprecedented private giving
Well-heeled donors, private corporations and average citizens sending money to their favorite charities are changing the landscape of global health funding, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
The research shows tha...
Booz & Company Study Finds Top Corporate Spenders on R&D Boosted Investments to Nearly Half a Trillion Dollars in 2007
U.S. companies spend more on R&D overseas than at home, but 40% of all corporate R&D dollars invested in the U.S. is spent by foreign headquartered companies Race to tap technical talent and new global markets exceeds the pursuit of lower labor costs as reason to conduct R&D offshore...
Obesity research boosted by watching hunger in the brain
Scientists can now measure how full or hungry a mouse feels, thanks to a new technique which uses imaging to reveal how neurons behave in the part of the brain which regulates appetite.
Researchers hope the technique, which uses magnetic resonance imaging, will enable a far greater understandi...
Sports Physiotherapy Boosted by New International Qualification
Sports physiotherapists can now study online for an international-standard qualification thanks to the first course designed to meet the practice competencies set by the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy (IFSP).
The distance learning programme developed by the University of ...
Scotland’s Fight against Hepatitis C Boosted by ￡m
Scottish ministers have announced a ￡4 million cash boost to fight the spread of the deadly Hepatitis C virus. //
The cash is expected to go towards stemming Scotland's high rates of the infection as well as towards providing care and treatment to sufferers.
It has been estimated that about ...
Better Nutrition in Schools Boosted by $12m Fund
The start of the next school year will probably see a promotion of healthy foods in schools because it will be able to apply for a chunk// of a $3-million-a-year Nutrition fund.
The Green Party won the four-year, $12 million Nutrition Fund as part of its support agreement with the Labor-led Gov...
Energy Security Boosted by ADB in Asia
Increased use of clean energy in Asia and Pacific will be promoted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to boost the region's energy security// according to an ADB report released on Friday.
The ADB will conduct a study into its energy policy, backed by a technical assistance grant of $1 millio...
Immune System Gets Boosted By Seasonal Allergies
Researchers have found that immune system gets boosted
in people who are prone to seasonal allergies and it also helps to reduce the risk of brain cancer. //
"It appears that allergies and asthma rev up the immune system," said Michael Scheurer, the study's lead author. "They seem to produce en...
BCG vaccine to be boosted to effectively prevent tuberculosis
Tuberculosis remains a major global health threat. One method of reducing the incidence of the disease is to vaccinate the person with the so called BCG vaccine. //
Although more than 3 billion doses of the BCG vaccine have been administered to fight tuberculosis, the ability of the BCG vaccine ...
Trauma Research has to be boosted
Trauma doctors feel that research in the field of trauma care are very few compared to other medical research and feels that research in trauma care would help in improving emergency treatments and safety measures which would reduce the amount of deaths caused by accidents//.
More than 10,000 ...
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New Results From ARTEN Study of Nevirapine Plus Tenofovir and Emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) Versus Boosted Protease Inhibitor Regimen of Atazanavir/Ritonavir Plus TDF/FTC Revealed
CAPE TOWN, South Africa , July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- New data became available today at the 5(th) International AIDS Society Conference from ARTEN ( A tazanavir/ R itonavir on a background of T enofovir and E mtricitabine [Truvada(R)] versus N evirapine). ARTEN is an open-label, multi-c...
Long-Term Study Evaluates Boosted PREZISTA(R) Vs. Lopinavir/Ritonavir as Part of HIV Combination Therapy in Treatment-Naive Adults
- Ninety-six week ARTEMIS data presented at ICAAC -
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Ninety-six week results
presented today from a phase 3, randomized, open-label, ongoing clinical
trial showed that 79 percent of treatment-naive HIV-1 infected adults
taking PREZISTA(R) 800 mg (t...
Radius' Investigational Bone Anabolic Agent, BA058, Increased Bone Mineral Density (BMD) at Key Fracture Sites in Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
... BMD by 6.7 percent compared with 1.6 percent for placebo and significantly boosted
mean femoral neck BMD by 3.1 percent compared with 0.8 percent for placebo ...9 percent at 12 months compared with 8.6 percent in the Forteo(R) group and boosted
femoral neck BMD by 4.1 percent compared with 2.2 percent for the Forteo(R)...
AlphaVax Announces Results from Initial Testing of Its H1N1 (Swine) Influenza Vaccine
... After just a single dose of the H1N1 vaccine, all vaccinated animals developed HI antibody levels considered to be protective. These responses were boosted
approximately 8-fold by a second dose given three weeks later. Responses measured by ELISA and ELISPOT assays, which assess antibody and T cell resp...
Schering-Plough Expands Vicriviroc Phase II Study in Treatment-Naive Patients With HIV
... key secondary efficacy endpoint is the proportion of patients with plasma HIV RNA less than 50 copies/mL at week 48 of treatment.
by ritonavir was selected for use in this study because it is recommended as an option for first-line therapy in both the International AIDS Society a...
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the Most Common Childhood Cancer, Is Curable Without Preventive Cranial Radiation
...60s," said Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., chair of the St. Jude Department of Oncology and an American Cancer Society Professor. "It controlled CNS leukemia and boosted
the cure rate for ALL from only 4 percent to 50 percent. But radiation's side effects led to the steady reduction of dosages and limited use to the hi...
Tibotec Data Presented at ICAAC and HIV9 Follow Key Regulatory Approvals for Anti-HIV Compounds
Recent Regulatory Milestones for Tibotec in HIV
- 28 August 2008 - The European Commission approved etravirine, in combination with a boosted
protease inhibitor and other antiretroviral medicinal products, for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in an...
Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Show Phase I Immunotherapy with Armed T Cells Improve Overall Survival of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients
..., headaches, and transient hypotension that
were controlled with medications and fluid support."
"It appears that infusions of targeted T cells have boosted
system to create a more efficient tumor killing machine within the
patient's body," he said. "Although the median survival rate for all
Schering-Plough Initiates Phase II Study With Vicriviroc in Treatment-Naive HIV-Infected Patients
...ruvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil
fumarate)(3) plus ritonavir- boosted
atazanavir, which is a currently
recommended option for first-line therapy....is will
be conducted at week 48 of treatment for all patients.
by ritonavir was selected for use in this study
because it is recommended a...
Boehringer Ingelheim Initiates NEwArT Study Comparing Viramune(R) (nevirapine) to a Ritonavir-Boosted Atazanavir-based Regimen in Treatment-Naive HIV Patients
...ranscriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) versus atazanavir, a protease
inhibitor (PI) boosted
with ritonavir. Both agents will be combined with
the fixed dose combinatio...ed to receive either 200 mg of VIRAMUNE twice
daily or 300 mg of atazanavir boosted
with 100 mg of ritonavir once daily.
Patients in the VIRAMUNE arm will begi...
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Race to halt global amphibian crisis boosted by rediscovery of endangered Colombian frogs
The rediscovery of two frog species feared extinct has made a new Colombian protected area the focal point for efforts to save amphibians from a deadly fungus decimating their populations in Central and South America.
Scientists recently found the two Critically Endangered frogs ?the Santa Marta ...
Improving livestock productivity in Honduras
...ed to accomplish these tasks. Key IAEA contributions included a real-time PCR machine and equipment for the semen processing laboratory, which greatly boosted
Honduras capabilities in disease diagnostics and livestock reproduction.
The Agency has also helped train key personnel in the use of these equipme...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009
...The hydrates also used less water than ordinary ice and released less carbon dioxide than dry ice, they note. Grinding the pellets into smaller pieces boosted
their flame-fighting efficiency, the researchers say. - MTS
"Fire Extinction Using Carbon Dioxide Hydrate"
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UAB space freezers deemed a success
... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The newest generation of compact research freezers is performing well in space and have already boosted
the scientific capacity of the International Space Station (ISS), said engineers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
A UAB-designed c...
Dinner, lecture series to honor legacy of distinguished UH professor
...served until last year, said Luss opened many doors for him. "As an adviser, he really brought me to the next level and invested in me. That, in turn, boosted
my confidence, and I knew that I could compete with anyone in this field. When you say you're a student of Dr. Luss, that turns heads, so to speak. Fo...
Unlocking mystery of why dopamine freezes Parkinson's patients
... of the stop and go circuits that select or prevent action.
Scientists electrically activated the cortical fibers to simulate movement commands and boosted
the natural level of dopamine. What happened next surprised them. The cortical synapses connecting to the "go" circuit became stronger and more powerf...
Dosage of fertilizer helps to enhance quality of wheat
...ve increased over the decades, more concretely during the second half of the XX century when grain production per unit area doubled. This increase was boosted
by genetic improvements in the crop, as well as by better agricultural practices amongst which is the use of nitrogenated fertilizers which has enable...
New technique yields more detailed picture of chromatin structure
...d the antibodies to penetrate more deeply into the chromatin structure, and boosted
the number of gold particles adhering to regions of interest. The signal wa...o the nucleus of a living cell, which added a metallic signal that could be boosted
All this combined gives us a much better signal, a much str...
U. Iowa study finds biological link between pain and fatigue
...one, their muscles became as resistant to fatigue as the normal male mice. In contrast, the muscle strength of female mice without the protein was not boosted
"The differences in fatigue between males and females depends on both the presence of testosterone and the activation of ASIC3 cha...
New study finds anticipating a laugh reduces our stress hormones
...archers investigating the interaction between the brain, behavior, and the immune system found that simply anticipating a mirthful laughter experience boosted
health-protecting hormones. Now, two years later, the same researchers have found that the anticipation of a positive humorous laughter experience als...
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Sanofi-aventis Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results
...dvance with net sales up 13.4% at euro 34 million, boosted
in particular by the prostate cancer indication ap... the second quarter of 2008, when the figures were boosted
by sales of active ingredient to our Japanese part...es).
The Generics business was boosted
in the second quarter, with the consolidation of Z...
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes ApaTech's Leadership in Orthopedic Biologics
...r a wide range of orthopedic and spinal applications.
"Improvements in clinical outcomes and patient comfort after Actifuse-based procedures have boosted
its reputation considerably, and the technology is used globally for spinal fusions, joint reconstruction, trauma and voids induced by bone tumors," n...
KanekaQH(TM) Ubiquinol Dramatically Boosts Ejection Fraction in Patients With Late-Stage Congestive Heart Failure
...ing ubiquinol's effects on late-stage congestive heart failure showed that the newly available pre-converted form of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) dramatically boosted
ejection fraction in critically ill patients. Published in the January 2009 issue of Biofactors , a peer-reviewed scientific journal, the year-long ...
bioMerieux Introduces Surveillance Tool to Fight Healthcare-Associated Infections
...multi-lingual and web-based
software solution that is used globally serving about 1,000 Hospitals.
International growth has been rapid in recent years boosted
policies adopted by Governments to encourage public reporting of Healthcare
Associated Infections (HAI) and the determination of the hea...
Pharmathene Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial and Operational Results
...anthrax vaccines and RypVax(TM)
plague vaccine product candidates, revenues for the three and nine month
periods ended September 30, 2008 were further boosted
by $5.5 million and
$8.9 million, respectively.
Research and development expenses were $9.4 million and $3.6 million
for the quarter ended September...
ICON Opens Full Service Central Laboratory in India
Accreditation Board for Laboratory Testing) accreditation.
"India has become a key region for global clinical trials, which has
the demand for local laboratory testing within a global
laboratory network," commented Bob Scott-Edwards, President, ICON Central
Essilor's First-Half 2008 Results
...evenue for the six months ended June 30, 2008
rose by 5.4% like-for-like and 9.6% excluding the currency effect. Changes
in the scope of consolidation boosted
revenue by 4.2%, reflecting the
contributions of the businesses acquired in 2007 and in the first half of
2008. The currency effect was a negative 6.6...
University of Pennsylvania scientists move optical computing closer to reality
...e narrow bandwidths of light. As Markel and Govyadinov discovered, shaping the particles as prolate, cigar-shaped or oblate, saucer-shaped, spheroids boosted
the velocities of surface plasmon pulses reflecting off the surface to 2.5 times the speed of light in a vacuum.
Reshaping the nanoparticles theref...
Bavarian Nordic A/S - Interim Report for the Period 1 January to 30 June 2008
...o prior vaccination or measles infection. However, following the
first vaccination with the MVA-BN(R) vaccine the antibody response were
in nearly all subjects.
Following these encouraging results Bavarian Nordic plans to conduct a
Phase I study in children in the second half of 2008....
Stallergenes: Q2 2008 Sales up 18% Revision Upwards of 2008 Sales Growth
...nce has enabled the Group to revise its sales growth
guidance upwards to growth of at least 12% in 2008 (vs (greater than or
equal to)10% previously), boosted
by the growing success of the sublingual
route, in which Stallergenes continues to strengthen its leadership.
The commercial launch of ORALAIR(R) Gr...
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